It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge for best results.

New York Times, Wednesday, December 26, 1979

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
1
B
2
A
3
C
4
H
5
C
6
L
7
A
8
P
9
F
10
A
11
T
12
A
13
E
L
L
A
14
H
E
R
O
15
S
O
B
E
R
16
A
T
O
N
17
E
V
I
L
18
E
X
E
A
T
19
D
O
G
G
20
E
R
E
L
21
A
L
T
E
R
S
22
D
I
R
E
23
G
N
A
R
24
B
25
A
26
R
O
N
Y
27
S
A
W
H
O
28
R
29
S
30
E
31
R
O
U
G
E
32
C
O
L
A
33
T
A
N
G
34
E
R
N
35
B
O
W
E
R
36
V
I
R
37
A
T
O
38
P
39
R
U
E
S
40
C
41
R
E
P
E
42
M
A
N
I
43
F
O
L
D
44
V
I
O
L
E
T
45
G
R
I
D
46
D
A
T
A
47
D
48
A
49
N
I
E
L
50
F
I
R
E
D
51
O
52
G
53
S
54
A
P
A
R
T
55
A
L
A
I
56
H
A
R
P
57
D
E
M
O
S
58
L
U
N
E
59
O
H
I
O
60
E
D
E
N
61
L
E
A
D
62
G
U
S
T
© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 11,005

Support XWord Info today

Access this site for a full year:

  1. Select your level
  2. Choose how to pay

Learn about support levels.

$50 — Angel

Full access + download

$20 — Regular User

Full access, limited Finder

$10 — Casual User

Students & seniors
Across
1
Johann Sebastian ___ : BACH
5
Sharp blow : CLAP
9
___ morgana (mirage) : FATA
13
Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
14
Leander's love : HERO
15
Rational : SOBER
16
Like ___ of bricks : ATON
17
"The ___ that men do . . . " : EVIL
18
Letter permitting a cleric to transfer : EXEAT
19
Comic verse : DOGGEREL
21
Spays : ALTERS
22
Dismal : DIRE
23
Make a canine sound : GNAR
24
British lord's domain : BARONY
27
Carpenter's support : SAWHORSE
31
Item in a makeup kit : ROUGE
32
Soft drink : COLA
33
Rockweed : TANG
34
Ending with post : ERN
35
Arbor : BOWER
36
Caesar's "man" : VIR
37
On the roof : ATOP
39
Regrets : RUES
40
___ de chine : CREPE
42
Multiply : MANIFOLD
44
Kind of ray : VIOLET
45
Crossed bars : GRID
46
Information : DATA
47
Orator Webster : DANIEL
50
Andirons : FIREDOGS
54
To pieces : APART
55
Jai ___ : ALAI
56
Triangular instrument : HARP
57
Populace : DEMOS
58
Crescent-shaped figure : LUNE
59
River formed at Pittsburgh : OHIO
60
Genesis locale : EDEN
61
"___, Kindly Light" : LEAD
62
Outburst or outrush : GUST
Down
1
Draw a ___ on (aim) : BEAD
2
Lowest female voice : ALTO
3
Patten : CLOG
4
Furtive : HANGDOG
5
Amarelle : CHERRY
6
Reception : LEVEE
7
Seed covering : ARIL
8
Cambodia's Pot : POL
9
Dance in 4/4 time : FOXTROT
10
___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
11
Sign of sorrow : TEAR
12
Crafts' companion : ARTS
15
Psalm word : SELAH
20
"___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
21
Sadat : ANWAR
23
Hurricanes' little cousins : GALES
24
Golden shiner : BREAM
25
Insect's vital vessel : AORTA
26
Kind of sentence : RUNON
27
Sprinkled : SOWED
28
"Boléro" composer : RAVEL
29
Marsh bird : SNIPE
30
Plume source : EGRET
32
"I ___ a tale unfold . . . ": Hamlet : COULD
35
Tumult : BROIL
38
Blast-furnace product : PIGIRON
40
Mention : CITE
41
Dangerous driver : ROADHOG
43
Lute parts : FRETS
44
Diverse : VARIED
46
Huntress of mythology : DIANA
47
Florida county : DADE
48
Mimicked : APED
49
Epithet : NAME
50
Soft, fluffy lint : FLUE
51
Diamond Head location : OAHU
52
Cubist Juan : GRIS
53
Cleaner's concern : SPOT
55
"___ the Way," 1957 song : ALL

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

|